PHOTO - Nile hippopotamus born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Jan 15, 2018 in "Kilimanjaro Safaris"

Hippo Birth at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is celebrating the birth of a Nile hippopotamus, the first to be born at the park in 13 years. 

Disney announced that the calf was born Saturday night at 10pm to mom Tuma, the gender is still to be determined.

Tuma and her mate Henry were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Nile hippopotamus is a vulnerable species with a declining population, making this birth even more significant.

Look out for Tuma and her calf on Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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Article Posted: Jan 15, 2018 / 8:27am EDT